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Uranium mill tailings field research site in Rifle, Colo.03.01.13Science Highlight

Understanding How Uranium Changes in Subsurface Environments

Bacterial biomass found to have an impact. Read More »

Research on uranium transformation and mobility in the subsurface is providing insights that can aid remediation efforts at contaminated sites such as the Hanford 300 area in Washington.03.01.13Science Highlight

Common Mineral Impurity Can Affect Uranium Mobility

Previously unknown role of titanium in subsurface chemistry revealed. Read More »

A new radiolabeled sugar compound helps researchers image carbohydrate movement in plants.03.01.13Science Highlight

Watching Sugars Move in Plants

New radiolabeled compound used to image sucrose transport. Read More »

Overall structure of 6-P-β-glucosidase and its comparison with 6-P-β-galactosidase.02.01.13Science Highlight

Breaking Down Enzymes’ Role in Biofuel Production

Molecular structures provide insights into biomass deconstruction. Read More »

Increased nitrogen in forest soils decreases the diversity and expression of genes involved in carbon deconstruction by bacteria and fungi, including this species in the order Auriculariales.02.01.13Science Highlight

Elevated Nitrogen Slows Carbon Decay in Forest Soils

New clues emerge about microbial decomposition mechanisms. Read More »

A Hector cloud forms over the Tiwi Islands near Darwin, Australia.02.01.13Science Highlight

Impact of Local Climate on Cloud Systems

Tropical atmospheric data used to test climate model accuracy. Read More »

Potential biomass collection areas for cellulosic biorefineries within 10 Midwest states.01.01.13Science Highlight

Using Marginal Lands for Biofuels

Assessment shows Midwest could support biomass production while benefiting climate. Read More »

Silicon photomultiplier array.01.01.13Science Highlight

Advanced 3D Detectors for Research

Gamma-ray detectors built with silicon photomultiplier arrays provide high-resolution 3D imaging for research. Read More »

Image from Nuccio, E.E., et al. “An arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus significantly modifies the soil bacterial community and nitrogen cycling during litter decomposition.”01.01.13Science Highlight

Plants, Fungi, and Microbes Working Together in Nature

Study examines impact of symbiosis on soil processes and nutrient cycling. Read More »

DOE researchers are using a coupled ice-ocean model to study melt channels beneath Greenland’s Petermann Glacier, shown here in July 2012.12.01.12Science Highlight

Melting Ice Sheets and Sea Level Change

Recent studies reveal that complex ice-ocean interactions affect melting. Read More »

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